Corning Cable Systems and Chatsworth Products, Inc. Develop Customized Data Center Products
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Corning Cable Systems
P.O. Box 489
Hickory, NC, 28603-0489
Press release date: January 11, 2008
Products address interoperability, simplify installation in data center SAN environments
HICKORY, N.C. Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, and Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) are collaborating to simplify the data center design and installation process. The innovative product set incorporates Corning's new Zero-U System into CPI's TeraFrame(TM) Family of Cabinets for superior cable management and ease of connectivity in high-density storage area networks (SANs).
As a result of this collaboration, Corning Cable Systems and CPI are introducing a product set that uniquely manages optical fiber trunk cables, harnesses and modules within the data center cabinets that house SAN electronics. In traditional installations, the jumper cables needed to make port connections are routed along the side of the cabinet, which can block airflow and make it difficult to administer moves, adds and changes (MACs). Corning Cable Systems and CPI have developed this efficient solution to maximize rack space.
The Zero-U System, a value-add complement to Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play(TM) Universal System, includes an MTP Connector bracket mounted into the cabinet's vertical manager to facilitate patching instead of consuming valuable rack space as is traditional, providing more room for data center electronics. Customized optical harnesses are designed for easy compatibility and integration with Cisco MDS 9513 and Brocade 48000 SAN directors. Optimized routing and management of cable and patch cords simplify and reduce the initial speed of deployment as well as future MACs, and they promote airflow efficiency within the cabinet.
Corning Cable Systems' new Zero-U System ensures integration between the data center cabinet, cabling infrastructure and electronic equipment for simple, quick and worry-free installation of the complete data center infrastructure.
CPI's Fiber Manager System is designed to support Corning's Zero-U System and provides for zero-U connectivity in CPI's N-Series TeraFrame(TM) Network Cabinet high-density SAN environments. Components of the Fiber Management System can also be used in the F-Series TeraFrame(TM) Cabinet to provide zero-U connectivity in cabinets containing servers or other equipment with low port count requirements.
For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/cablesystems.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
About Chatsworth Products, Inc.
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is a leading manufacturer of systems designed to organize, store and secure IT infrastructure equipment. As an industry leader, CPI Products set the benchmark by providing superior structural support that exceeds customer expectations through innovation, function and performance. Unequalled customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors, assures our customers that CPI is dedicated to delivering IT infrastructure solutions designed to meet their needs. For more information, visit www.chatsworth.com.
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